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Jan 10 2017   9:08AM GMT

Cisco announces End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Secure Access Control System

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

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The recent of End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Secure Access Control System has left no option but to migrate towards Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) product line. Cisco has successfully implemented the Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) product functionality into the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) product line.

The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) product line is capable of integrating any Security appliance which can support Tacacs & Radius and similar kind of security polices can be created. Cisco will also offer a migration tool which is capable of migrating the Cisco Secure Access Control System rules into

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). The migration tool uses the Cisco Secure ACS Programmatic Interface (PI) and the Cisco ISE representational state transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs). The Cisco Secure ACS PI and the Cisco ISE REST APIs allow the Cisco Secure ACS and Cisco ISE applications to run on supported hardware platforms or VMware servers. One cannot directly run the migration tool on a Cisco Secure ACS appliance. The Cisco Secure ACS PI reads and returns the configuration data in a normalized form. The Cisco ISE REST APIs perform validation and normalize the exported Cisco Secure ACS data to persist it in a form usable by Cisco ISE software.

fig-1-1-acs-to-ise-migration

Cisco is offering up to 63% off on Cisco ISE hardware and software license bundles for those who want to migrate from Cisco ACS to Cisco ISE. However the customer with both ACS and ISE installations are not eligible for the migration bundles.

The below table shows the major milestones for the latest announcement.

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-Life Announcement Date The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public. November 30, 2016
End-of-Sale Date The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date. August 30, 2017
Last Ship Date: 

App. SW, HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time. November 28, 2017
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: 

App. SW, HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software. August 30, 2018
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: 

HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect. August 30, 2018
End of New Service Attachment Date: 

App. SW, HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract. August 30, 2018
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: 

HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. November 25, 2021
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: 

App. SW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. November 26, 2019
Last Date of Support: App. SW The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete. August 31, 2020
Last Date of Support: 

HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete. August 31, 2022

It’s a good approach from Cisco to push the flavor of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) product towards their customer.

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